The doctoral degree is the highest degree awarded by a university. It is granted only upon evidence of general proficiency and of distinctive attainment in a special field of study. The student must demonstrate ability for independent investigation. The dissertation, which comprises the final requirement of the degree, embodies creative scholarship, and must add new knowledge to the field of study.
For the purposes of AU FGS guidelines, a ‘doctoral degree’ refers to both a Doctorate and a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Doctoral Study Guidelines:
- 1. Supervisors and Committee Members
- 2. Program of Study
- 3. The Candidacy
- 4. Doctoral Candidate Status
- 5. Ethics/Access Approval
- 6. The Dissertation
- 7. Preparation for the Oral Examination
- 8. Oral Examination Preparation
- 9. Submission of Dissertation
- 10. Submission of Dissertation and Application for Graduation
- Appendix A - Overview and Flow Chart of Doctoral Program and Candidacy Process